We had the Bethea home dedication on 5/19/2013. it was a great time and it was a full house! here is some information on that as well as on some upcoming events. You can look at photo by clicking here
In total, we had 72 guests join us! In total, there were 11 “organized” worksite days (much work happened in between work days by individual volunteers and contracted laborers), over 55 volunteers and over 500 hours of volunteer work on this home!
Thank you for putting this information in the Herald! Upcoming projects include A Brush With Kindness Project on June 22nd and June 29th at 734 North Mulberry where we will be doing exterior repair incuding painting, trimwork, porch repair, landscaping, clean-up and more. Our Annual Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament isJuly 13th and is our biggest fundraiser of the year. If we can raise enough money, we’d like to break ground at 521 N. Cedar with the Oshel family.
If anyone would like to help with any of these projects, please contact Habitat at 242-2600.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF FRANKLIN COUNTY ANNOUNCES DEDICATION CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, MAY 19TH FROM 2-3PM AT 740 S. ELM
David Bethea and his family have more than one reason to celebrate the arrival of summer vacation. David and his wife Whitney, along with niece Kyrie’(17), nephew Devion (13), son Shavion (11), and daughter Niylah (6), will spend their summer enjoying their new home and new neighborhood at 740 S. Elm. In September of 2012, Habitat notified David and his family at Lincoln Elementary School, where David is employed as a lead custodian. Since that time, the Betheas have worked hard on their home, completing their required 300 hours of “sweat equity” and giving their simple home a feeling of family from the very beginning.
The public is encouraged to join David and his family and the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors at the home at 740 S. Elm on Sunday, May 19th from 2 to 3pm for a tour and a time of celebration and thanks to all the dedicated volunteers and donors who made this home possible. For David, “This is such a blessing from God. Seeing all of these people come out and help us build our home was amazing.”
From day one, this home has been a blessing to David, his family, your Habitat affiliate, and so many more community volunteers. Rarely would a Saturday pass without a handful of extended family members and church members from Bethany Chapel Baptist Church raising a hammer or dipping a paintbrush alongside the Bethea family. Blessed with family advocate Miriam Lemp, who had been one of his teachers in middle school, David glided through the construction process with a huge cheer squad.
Now that the home is complete, David and Whitney will make monthly, interest-free mortgage payments. More importantly, they will realize their dream of being homeowners once and for all. Habitat for Humanity wishes to thank the Betheas for making this such a wonderful experience for us here at Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County. And thank you to all of the community volunteers and donors who made this construction possible! This is truly a community that cares and the Bethea family is forever grateful!
For more information, contact Family Advocate Miriam Lemp at 242-5044 or call the Habitat office at 242-7400.